10th January 1969

10th January 1969
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Church Playing Full Part In Unity Week

BY A STAFF REPORTER B ISHOPS, priests and lay people throughout the country will play a full part in the Christian Unity Octave from tomorrow week until January 25. Special......

500 'churches Present

In Salford Diocese Bishop Holland will take part and read prayers at a joint meeting in Manchester's Free Trade Hall on January 24 at which the Anglican Bishop of Manchester and......

Opc Pay Rise For Vatican Workers

BY A ROME CORRESPONDENT V ATICAN salaries were increased last week by six per cent for all employees except Cardinals and Secretaries of Congregations. Cardinal Cicognani,......

`we're All In The War Business' Says Priest

By a Staff Reporter E VERYONE who pays taxes, directly or indirectly, is "deeply and personally involved in the war business," said Mgr. Bruce Kent in a Peace Sunday sermon in......

Pope's Triple Call For Middle East Peace

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HREE times within the space of a few days Pope Paul has called for an end to conflict in the Middle East—in his second annual "Day of Peace"......

Burglars At Prisoners' Aid Offices

T HE premises of the Catholic Prisoners' Social Service in Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush, London, were burgled twice during the Christmas holiday. Mr. R. Shelmerdine, the......

Statement On Raid `misinterpreted'

A FTER an audience with Pope Paul at the Vatican on Monday, Dr. Nahum Goldman, of Paris, president of the World Jewish Con gress, said the Pope had expressed regret that one of......

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Catholic Student Union Asks Has It A Future?'

BY A STAFF REPORTER T HERE has been a very lukewarm response from Catholic students to the idea of a Catholic Student Union, says the union in a report being circulated......

Unity Week Plans

Diocese, arrangements include a united meeting in Newcastle's City Hall, organised by Newcastle Council of Churches. Archbishop Dwyer of Birmingham will attend a united service......

Headmistresses Study New Trends In Education

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT A GROUP of headmistresses of Catholic schools, all nuns, spent four days at the weekend studying at Spode House, Rugeley, Staffordshire, revaluating......

Catholics 'must Break The Habit Of Isolation'

IN an editorial headed "Be ware Cosy Distinctions" the Catholic Gazette says it is wrong to work apostolically in an area without reference to other committed Christians in that......

`out-of-date Approach To Communi Sin

C OMPLACENCY about Communism was discussed by Mr. Douglas Hyde, former editor of the Communist Daily Worker, speaking in Dublin. He said the approach of the lay organisations in......

Chaplain To The Army Retiring

M GR. John O'Mahnney, 55, is to retire after nearly eight years as Principal Catholic Chaplain to the Army, and will he succeeded by Fr. James O'Sullivan, who is at present......

Sale Of Kingston Church Opposed

ROTH Catholics and Protes-a-s tants are opposing the proposed sale of the site of St. Raphael's. Kingston upon Thames, the Catholic church beside the Thames built 122 years ago......

Future Of 'sunday' Magazine

T HE future of the interdenominational magazine Sunday is under discussion, but the Rev. Peter Harvey, editor, said this week: "We are hopeful that we will be able to issue a......

M.p. 's Proposal For A Fixed Christmas Day

BY A STAFF REPORTER F ORMAL proposals that Christmas be celebrated on a fixed Sunday rather than the traditional December 25 are to be put to Parliament by an M.P. who is......

An Atheist's Tribute To Fr. Thomas Merton

W RITING in Peace News on Fr. Thomas Merton, the author and Trappist philosopher of the Gethsemane Abbey, Kentucky, who died aged 53 last month in Bangkok as the result of an......

Benedictine 'trial Entry' Plan

M EN who want to try the life of a Benedictine monk can now do so during their summer holiday, or for periods of up to a month, as part of an experiment at the 13th-century......

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How To Get There • • • Tp, Up And Away . . ."

"Soak in the sun . . ." Yes. those nightly telly adverts on summer holidays do make us restless. But after you've been to your travel agent, collected half a ton of glossy......

Pilgrimages By Jet

T HE dictionary defines a pilgrim as "one who travels some distance to a holy place in performance of a vow." In earlier times a pilgrimage was associated with "doing penance,"......

The True Flavour Of Spain

S PAIN, more than any other country, has refined the process of giving holidaymakers the sensation of "being abroad" with the minimum ruffling of their accustomed routine. In......

Golden Sands Of Bulgaria

B ULGARIA, lying in the heart of the Balkans, is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled countries in the world. Bordered by Rumania in the north, Yugoslavia in the west and......

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Why Paisley Is A Recruiting Agent For Catholics

By Christopher Hollis F EW' if any. of the men of our time have rendered a greater service to the Catholic cause than Mr. Ian Paisley. At the end of the eighteenth century.......

Opinion

COMMONWEALTH COCKTAILS I S the annual Commonwealth Conference justified? Does it achieve anything, and if so what? These questions are asked every year, and the answers are......

Complete Freedom Can Mean Complete Slavery

H OWEVER much we may despise class distinctions and however much we may attempt to get rid of them, there are two class distinctions which are with us to the end of the world.......

Question & Answer

conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Question. In your last reply on contraception you seemed to be putting it on a par with drink but there does not seem to be a parallel for, if I......

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The Joys Of Flu And The Perils Of Pop Desmond

7y 4 ALBROIN AN attack of flu should be one of the few remaining delights of the Twentieth Century. To an overworked, guilt ridden and harassed journalist flu should bring him......

Inferiority Complex

C AN I be the only Irish reader who feels distaste for Desmond Fennell's periodic exposure of his national inferiority complex? His column in your January 3 issue is vinta g e......

Unfair Comment On 'pyre' Priest

DESMOND ALBROW, in "Priests on the Pyre" (December 20), devoted his entire column to a humorous scrutiny of the inexpertly written English of an anonymous priest. Obviously in......

The Cardinal On Frost Show

I N the CATHOLIC HERALD of December 20, 1968, Mr. Gillie Potter writes: "It was a sad sight to see a Prince of the Church submittin g to bein g ` interviewed' on television by a......

Scripture Condemns Pill At Least By Implication

I HAVE no wish to be captious with Mr. St. John-Stevas, who has three correspondents on his hands at the present moment. But his statement of December 27 on Pope Paul's recent......

No Music Here

I T must he g enerally accepted throu g hout the Church today that the people who find it most di ffi cult to be g ood practisin g Catholics are the young , fertile married......

Those Christmas Trees

■ IF the Rev. Vir g ilio Levi, who, according to your news item on December 27, levelled an attack on the wide usa g e of the ornamental Christmas tree, in an article in the......

This Will Not Do

THE apolo g y by Julia Stone/ Saunders in your issue of December 27 really will not do. While correctin g one error in her review of my "Malcolm Sar g ent: a Bio g raphy" she......

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Religion Without Tears For The Switched-on Adult

by Fr. MICHAEL RICHARDS For AU Men by J. B. Walker, O.F.M. Catholic Teaching for Today based on Vatican II (Darton Longman and Todd 21s.) O NE of the most encouraging features......

Foucauld: No Fussy Signposts

by Fr. JOHN DALRYMPLE The Desert My Dwelling Place by Elizabeth Hamilton (Hodder and Stoughton 50s.) E LIZABETH HAMILTON is an experienced writer and biographer, and her book......

Loving Obituary, Biting Indictment

by Dr. S. GOLDMAN Ashes in the Wind The Destruction of Dutch Jewry by J. Presser (Souvenir Press 63 s.) O F the 140.000 people in Holland registered in 1941 as "full Jews"......

Byzantine Centuries

by GERVASE MATHEW, O.P. The Great Church In Captivity by Steven Runciman (Cambridge University Press 55s.) S IR STEVEN RUNCIMAN is perhaps the most distinguished living......

European United States

by MONTGOMERY BELGION Britain in a Federal Europe by John Lambert (Chatto & Windus 30s.) ARGUMARGUM ENTS in favour ENTS a political federation of Europe continue to be pressed.......

Sense About Adolescence

by Dr. PATRICIA MARSHALL Girls Growing Up by B. Delarge and D. Emin (Geoffrey Chapman. Parents' Book 5s., Girls' Book 7s. 6d.) T HESE books are good. The Girls' Book is for......

Heroic Teachers In Open Air Schools

by THE EARL OF WICKLOW The Hedge Schools of Ireland by P. J. Dowling, Ph.D. (The Mercier Press 6s.) T HE Mercier Press of Cork have been publishing a valuable series of......

Faith In The Age Of Rationalisation

by Dr. ULRICH SIMON Religion in a Secular Age by John Cogley (Pall Mall Press 30s.) RELIGION is one of the subjects chosen for special scrutiny in this volume of the series......

Most Britons Still Believe In God

I T'S comforting to know that religion isn't quite so far into its dying throes as some would have us believe. According to a recent survey, at least 10 million people in this......

Theology Roundup By Gerard Meath, 0.p.

Faith and Theology by M.D. Chenu O.P. (Gill 35s.) Throughout the centuries there have been key theologians who have escaped the clamour of popular applause. Maybe their work......

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Outstanding Stars

FREDA BRUCE LOCKHART THE art of the film actor is ever in question: an unsettled controversy whether any such art exists m all, or only a star system. In the movies here under......

The Light-touch Lot

W HAT distinguishes human beings from animals? Well, in fact, they're not all that difficult to tell apart. But it often seems to me as I sit observing both species through my......

Europe's First Great Lake

by SUSAN LESTER L YING just north of the Alps, Constance, for most northerners, is Europe's first great lake; great, because it comes third in size in Europe and because it......

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Vatican Warning On Danger Of Obscuring Truths

FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE Holy See is on the side of theological renewal but at the same time has put theologians on their guard against turning that renewal into......

`be Witnesses To The Faith'

p0 PE PAUL has called on the world's Catholic bishops not to join in the revolt against orthodox teachings of the Church that is now sweeping through some Catholic circles. He......

Twelve New Bishops

T HE 12 new bishops consecrated by Pope Paul on Monday arc: Mgr. Raymond Etteldorf of Dubuque, Iowa, recently named as the Vatican's first Apostolic delegate to New Zealand and......

Protest Over Dismissed Priest

A S the Pope was giving his Sunday blessing to the crowd in St. Peter's Square, about 15 young people marched to the main altar in St. Peter's Basilica, read aloud prayers and......

U.s. Leads In Belief In God

T HE percentage of Ameri cans who hold funda mental Christian beliefs far exceeds the percentage in 11 other Christian nations, according to a recent Gallup Poll. In the U.S.......

`democracy Impossible For Church'

T HE German bishops have said that it is impossible for the Catholic Church to have a completely democratic structure. In a "Word on Questions of Faith and Churchly Life,"......

Secular Institutes' World Congress

R EPRESENTATIVES of 10 secular institutes of England and Wales met last weekend at the Cenacle Convent, Burnham, to discuss the problems of renewal. Two visitors came from Rome......

Patriarch's Plea For Peace Talks

RUSSIAN Orthodox Patriarch Alexei of Moscow and All Russia has invited the heads of all the world's religious denominations to a peace conference in Moscow from July 1 to 4.......

S. African Priest In Apartheid Row

F R. RODNEY NELSON, a South African missionary priest, is in dispute with the Government over his protest about conditions in the North Natal resettlement area for Africans at......

Archbishop Clavel Of Panama Quits

T HE Pope has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Clavel Mendez of Panama City, aged 57, for reasons of health. There have been rumours that some leaders of the military......

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Ireland's 7,085 Missionaries

P ROPORTIONALLY Ireland has more Catholic missionaries serving, abroad than any other country, according to a survey published in Dublin: With a population of about 2.9......

Catholic Church Soon Biggest In Australia

The Catholic Church seems certain to replace the Anglican Church as Australia's bi gg est denomination, accordin g to studies made public in the Australian, a national daily......

St. Joseph's Win At Cross-country

S T. JOSEPH'S Secondary School for Boys, Orpin g ton. Kent, g ave their fi nest performance of the season in crosscountry runnin g when they won the Kent County Under16......